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Every year since 1971 the world's elite have gathered in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum's annual meeting. What started as a small conference about management has ballooned into a famously exclusive gathering of business people, academics, and government officials. The stated goals of the non-profit World Economic Forum are noble: the conference is organized around the principle that business leaders should work with leaders of government to address the world's problems. But for many, the problem with Davos is rooted in exactly that premise. Critics point out that it’s big corporations, and their wealthy CEOs, that have lobbied for years against higher taxation of corporate profits and better regulation. While some of the world's wealthiest have become advocates against ...
http://www.weforum.org/ What lies ahead for the global economy in 2017? - Laurence D. Fink, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock, USA - Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom - Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan - Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC - Wolfgang Schäuble, Federal Minister of Finance of Germany Chaired by - Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times, United Kingdom
http://www.weforum.org/ As business opportunities for artificial intelligence multiply, how can industry leaders design the principles and technical standards into their products that benefit society as a whole? - Ron Gutman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, HealthTap, USA - Joichi Ito, Director, Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA - Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Corporation, USA - Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, IBM Corporation, USA Moderated by - Robert F. Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Vista Equity Partners, USA
http://www.weforum.org/ 29.01.2009 Gaza: The Case for Middle East Peace The uncertainty and complexity surrounding the crisis in Gaza have captured the attention of the world. What needs to be done to prevent the Middle East peace process from slipping away yet again? Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations, New York Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey Amre Moussa, Secretary-General, League of Arab States, Cairo Shimon Peres, President of Israel Chaired by David Ignatius, Associate Editor and Columnist, The Washington Post, USA
Bill Gates appeared at an event in Davos, Switzerland to discuss the real possibility of a deadly epidemic, and the steps we can take to detect and prevent one. Gates was in Davos to promote a new global health security initiative – The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations or CEPI. -------------------------------------------------- Follow BI Video on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1oS68Zs Follow BI on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1W9Lk0n Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ -------------------------------------------------- Business Insider is the fastest growing business news site in the US. Our mission: to tell you all you need to know about the big world around you. The BI Video team focuses on technology, strategy and science with an emphasis on unique storytelling and data t...
http://www.weforum.org/ What are the top issues on the global economic agenda and how will they be addressed in the year ahead? On the agenda: - Rising income inequality and declining productivity - Divergence in monetary policies among major economies - Build-up of sovereign and corporate debt Speakers: · Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information and Broadcasting of India. · Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan. · Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC. · George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer and First Secretary of State of the United Kingdom. · Tidjane Thiam, Chief Executive Officer, Credit Suisse, Switzerland. Chaired by Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial....
The annual gathering for the World Economic Forum is set to begin on Tuesday in Davos. As the global economic and political landscape continues to face uncertainties, what are some of the highlights and key points on this year's agenda? CGTN’s reporter Xi Jia has more. Subscribe to us on Youtube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download for IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CCTVNEWSbeijing Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing
http://www.weforum.org/ Energy production and consumption account for two-thirds of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. How will the energy sector drive the transition towards a carbon-neutral global economy? - Oleg V. Deripaska, President, RUSAL, Russian Federation - Christiana Figueres, Convenor, Mission 2020, Switzerland - Nur Bekri, Minister of the National Energy Administration of the People's Republic of China - Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Total, France - Ignacio Sánchez Galán, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Iberdrola, Spain Moderated by - Steve Sedgwick, Anchor, CNBC, United Kingdom
What is needed from the public and private sectors to ensure that the Fourth Industrial Revolution benefits all of humanity? - Mukesh D. Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries, India - Mary Barra, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, General Motors Company, USA - Marc R. Benioff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Salesforce, USA; Young Global Leader Alumnus - Shu Yinbiao, Chairman, State Grid Corporation of China, People's Republic of China - Vishal Sikka, Chief Executive Officer, Infosys, USA Chaired by - Ngaire Woods, Dean, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018 will take place January 23-26 in Davos. In a time of political and economic uncertainty, The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos presents an unrivaled platform for communication and collaboration among 2,500 of the world’s most powerful business leaders, heads of states, intellectuals, and journalists. On 19 January 2017, Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the EC in charge of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, took part in a debate entiled "which Europe now?". The participants were Mark Rutte, Dutch Prime Minister, Ana Botín, Chair of Santander Group, and Martin Schulz, former President of the EP, and the conversation was moderated by Maurice Lévy, CEO of Pu...
http://www.weforum.org/ What trends and uncertainties are shaping the future of financial services? Transformations to be addressed: - Digitization and new business models. - Regulatory requirements and new client needs. - Data privacy and systemic connectedness. Speakers: -John Cryan, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Bank, Germany. -James P. Gorman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Morgan Stanley, USA. -Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC. -Dan Schulman, Chief Executive Officer, PayPal, USA. -Tom de Swaan, Chairman of the Board and Group Chief Executive Officer ad Interim, Zurich Insurance Group, Switzerland. Moderated by Gillian R. Tett, Managing Editor, US, Financial Times, USA.
http://www.weforum.org/ With Asia attracting half of global fintech investment, what trends are driving this global next-generation financial system? - David Craig, President, Financial and Risk, Thomson Reuters, United Kingdom - Francisco González, Group Executive Chairman, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), Spain - Eric Jing, Chief Executive Officer, Ant Financial Services Group, People's Republic of China - Dan Schulman, Chief Executive Officer, PayPal, USA - Cecilia Skingsley, Deputy Governor, Swedish Central Bank (Sveriges Riksbank), Sweden Moderated by - Henry Blodget, Chief Executive Officer and Editor-in-Chief, Business Insider, USA
http://www.weforum.org/ How can Europe overcome its divisions and forge a common path forward? - Ana Botín, Group Executive Chairman, Banco Santander, Spain - Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands - Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament (2012-2017) - Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President, Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, European Commission, Brussels Chaired by - Maurice Lévy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Publicis Groupe, France
Chinese President Xi Jinping has delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum 2017 in Davos, Switzerland. It is the first time that a Chinese president has attended the WEF forum. Subscribe to us on Youtube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download for IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CCTVNEWSbeijing Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing
http://www.weforum.org/ How close are technologies to simulating or overtaking human intelligence and what are the implications for industry and society? Speakers: -Matthew Grob, Executive Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, Qualcomm, USA. -Andrew Moore, Dean, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, USA. -Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, USA. -Ya-Qin Zhang, President, Baidu.com, People's Republic of China. Moderated by Connyoung Jennifer Moon, Chief Anchor and Editor-in-Chief, Arirang TV & Radio, Republic of Korea.
http://www.weforum.org Humankind is at the threshold of transformation driven by the confluence of emerging technologies. How will the Fourth Industrial Revolution transform industries and societies? This session was developed in partnership with The New York Times. Zachary Bookman, Chief Executive Officer, OpenGov, USA Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda Anand Mahindra, Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra, India Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Corporation, USA Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Board, Facebook, USA Moderated by: Andrew R. Sorkin, Columnist, New York Times, USA
In which John Green attends the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where he meets billionaires, documentary filmmakers, movie producers, global health advocates, and a lot of businesspeople. It all makes him consider the relationship between people and history. Watch the Virtual Reality film Clouds over Sidra on your phone or with google cardboard: https://unitednationsvirtualreality.wordpress.com/ Be on the lookout for Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy's brilliant film: http://sharmeenobaidfilms.com/a-girl-in-the-river-nominated-for-an-oscar/ ---- Subscribe to our newsletter! http://nerdfighteria.com/newsletter/ And join the community at http://nerdfighteria.com http://effyeahnerdfighters.com Help transcribe videos - http://nerdfighteria.info John's twitter - http://twitter.com/johngree...
http://www.weforum.org/ Asia looks to play an increasingly important role in the global economy as ASEAN celebrates its 50th anniversary. But as prospects for global trade darken, how will Asia’s economic journey continue? - Anthony F. Fernandes, Group Chief Executive Officer, AirAsia, Malaysia - Li Daokui, Dean, Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University, People's Republic of China - Kishore Mahbubani, Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore - Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia - Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics, Stern School of Business, New York University, USA Moderated by - Xueling Lin, Presenter, Channel NewsAsia, Singapore
http://www.weforum.org/ Join a dialogue on the global trends and national priorities that are affecting the future of South Asia. Transformations to be addressed: - Infrastructure and energy security threats. - Economic inequality and job creation. - Impact of regional integration initiatives. Speakers: -Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, ICICI Bank, India. -Takehiko Nakao, President, Asian Development Bank, Manila. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan. -Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. -Muhammad Yunus, Chairman, Yunus Centre, Bangladesh. Moderated by Lisa Gibbs, Business Editor, Associated Press, USA.
Presenter (Eric Idle): Good evening. Tonight is indeed
a unique occasion in the history of television. We are
very privileged, and deeply honoured to have with us in
the studio, Karl Marx, founder of modern socialism, and
author of the 'Communist Manifesto'. (Karl Marx is
sitting at a desk; he nods) Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov,
better known to the world as Lenin, leader of the
Russian Revolution, writer, statesman, and father of
modern communism. (shot of Lenin also at desk; he nods)
Che Guevara, the Cuban guerrilla leader. (shot of
Guevara) And Mao Tse-tung, leader of the Chinese
Communist Party since 1949. (shot of Mao; the presenter
picks up a card) And the first question is for you,
Karl Marx. The Hammers - the Hammers is the nickname of
what English football team? 'the Hammers? (shot of Karl
Marx furrowing his brow- obviously he hasn't a clue)
No? Well bad luck there, Karl. So we'll go onto you
Che. Che Guevara - Coventry City last won the FA Cup in
what year? (cut to Che looking equally dumbfounded) No?
I'll throw it open. Coventry City last won the FA Cup
in what year? (they all look blank) No? Well, I'm not
surprised you didn't get that. It was in fact a trick
question. Coventry City have never won the FA Cup. So
with the scores all equal now we go onto our second
round, and Lenin it's your starter for ten. Teddy
Johnson and Pearl Carr won the Eurovision Song Contest
in 1959. What was the name of the song? ... Teddy
Johnson and Pearl Carr's song in the 1959 Eurovision
Song Contest? Anybody? (buzzer goes as in 'University
Challenge'.' zoom in on Mao Tse-tung) Yes, Mao Tse-
Mao Tse-tung: 'Sing Little Birdie'?
Presenter: Yes it was indeed. Well challenged.
(applause) Well now we come on to our special gift
section. The contestant is Karl Marx and the prize this
week is a beautiful lounge suite. (curtains behind the
presenter sweep open to reveal a beautiful lounge
suite; ternfic audience applause; Karl comes out and
stands in front of this display) Now Karl has elected
to, answer questions on the workers' control of
factories so here we go with question number one. Are
you nervous? (Karl nods his head; the presenter reads
from a card) The development of the industrial
proletariat is conditioned by what other development?
Karl: The development of the industrial bourgeoisie.
Presenter: Yes, yes, it is indeed. You're on your way
to the lounge suite, Karl. Question number two. The
struggle of class against class is a what struggle? A
Karl: A political struggle.
Presenter: Yes, yes! One final question Karl and the
beautiful lounge suite will be yours... Are you going
to have a go? (Karl nods) You're a brave man. Karl
Marx, your final question, who won the Cup Final in
Karl: The workers' control of the means of production?
The struggle of the urban proletariat?
Presenter: No. It was in fact, Wolverhampton Wanderers
who beat Leicester 3-1.
(Cut to stock film of goal bring scored in a big
football match. Roar from crowd. Stock footage of
football crowds cheering.)
Voice Over: and CAPTION: 'IN "WORLD FORUM" TODAY: KARL
MARX, CHE GUEVARA, LENIN AND MAO TSE-TUNG. NEXT WEEK,
FOUR LEADING HEADS OF STATE OF THE AFRO-ASIAN NATIONS